Ubuntu Linux

A collection of guides written for the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Allow Port Through Firewall in Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu comes with ufw (uncomplicated firewall) installed by default. This is a frontend for iptables/nftables, the built-in Linux firewall, and is meant to make firewall management a bit easier. In this guide, you’ll see how to add rules to the firewall to open ports and allow certain services to have access through the firewall on …

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How to Disable (or Enable) Firewall in Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu comes with ufw (uncomplicated firewall) installed by default. This is a frontend for iptables/nftables, the built-in Linux firewall, and is meant to make firewall management a bit easier. Stop/Disable Firewall in Ubuntu If you find the Ubuntu firewall interfering with connections on your system, one option is to disable the firewall completely. Warning: it’s …

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Install GUI on Ubuntu 20.04 Server & Desktop

Although GNOME is the default GUI, there are many different desktop environments available for Ubuntu. If you want to try a different desktop environment, or need to install a GUI because you don’t have one yet, we’ll show you how in this guide.

How to Install WhatsApp on Ubuntu 20.04

WhatsApp is a free messaging application used by over a billion people worldwide. WhatsApp provides secure, reliable voice and video calls that can be made locally or internationally with a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. WhatsApp is available for multiple devices, like computers, tablets, and phones. Though there doesn’t exist a download link for Linux …

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How to Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu 20.04

While there are alternatives to Notepad++ on Linux, such as gedit, Sublime Text, GNU Emacs, and others, it isn’t exactly easy to replace the many benefits Notepad++ has. Notepad++ possesses valuable features such as syntax highlighting, macro recording, full support for many programming languages including HTML, text autocompletion, and much more. Though there doesn’t exist …

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How to Host a Node.js Website With Apache on Ubuntu

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that can be used to create websites or web-based applications. The process for hosting a website that has been built with Node.js differs quite a bit from a “normal” HTML website, or even those that use PHP or other languages. In this guide, we’ll go over the instructions to …

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